__ I’ll often explain to students that there’s no such thing as back bending because your back already bends.
__ What we’re really doing in back bending poses is hip and shoulder opening. If your hip flexors don’t open and your shoulders are tight your spine can overly compress from a position that’s already flexed. So, it’s good to use props while exploring poses like #kapotanasana and #pinchamyurasana
__ I can see in this video that I have to work harder to push my ribs up and forward. But I’m super pleased that I walked my feet down to the chair. I’ll keep doing this drill and eventually find something lower to drop me feet to. That will be a fun day :-) __ Keep working on the poses that scare you the most and remember to stay creative about the way your body works. If something seems pinched or tweaked used props to share the load of your body across several joints.